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Other Directory Definition

[n] an alphabetical list of names and addresses
[n] (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)

Misc. Definitions

\Di*rect"o*ry\, a. [L. directorius.] Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
\Di*rect"o*ry\, n.; pl. {Directories}.
1. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.
2. A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.
3. [Cf. F. directoire.] A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.
4. Direction; guide. [R.] --Whitlock.

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